Collaboration with designers and architects has created a new line of fine ceramic ware of Dal Pra of Nove, one of the Italian born artistic ceramic houses along the banks of the River Brenta.

Thanks to a bank of clay discovered when the Brenta River changed its course several hundred years ago, the citizens of Nove had access to quality materials with which to make pottery. For the Venice nobility it was just Nove (and nearby Bassano del Grappa) that could realise crockery, fine tableware and artistic ceramic furniture for their villas.

For over 100 years the family Dal Pra has continued the tradition of this community by designing and producing high quality ceramics for the home, and every year the catalog is enriched with new models, shown in preview in exhibitions in Milan and Paris.

Tradition and new design live together like two souls in this family business run by Rita and her daughter Valentina Meneghini. On the one hand, Dal Pra has continued the tradition of miniature ceramic gardens for use as a centerpiece for ceremonies and for outdoor dining and business meetings. Over decades dozens of different ceramic gardens have been developed following the first series for the tables of the Italian royal family of Savoy.

The other soul of the company is the one closest to the hearts of Rita and Valentina who continuously seek and select artists who create a harmony in new collections for lovers of ceramic art furnishing. A particular example is their classical lighting designs of which one was born from collaboration with local traditional artists in the form of an egg-shaped lamp with painted birds. At Nove laboratories you can see a permanent exhibition of ceramics of Dal Pra.

The laboratories where the expert craftsmen work can be visited and you can spend quality time studying customized solutions for the finest furnishings and for those who do want to add a touch of their personality to their homes. Of course this comes with the guidance of the family Dal Pra that since 1897 designs and creates this beauty. Their deep knowledge of fine ceramics, the museum and gallery of Dal Pra are invaluable to help people select from the extensive catalog and new stylish designs. – See more at: